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The Grill Next Door, Haverhill.


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The Grill Next Door, Haverhill.

ScubaSteve | | Apr 30, 2012 12:32 PM

I went to TGND a few months after they first opened specifically to try the beers and i was quite impressed with the selection and quality.

Recently in an effort to explore the local dining scene a friend suggested I try the food at the TGND so off we went. On my first visit I was tempted by the prime rib and decided to give it a go. I asked for a slab that was as rare as they had and was not disappointed. The meat was just as rare as I had hoped. They serve it off the bone which I'm not really a fan of but it was a nice cut with great flavor. I chose the baked potato and broccoli for my sides. The sides were not as hot as I had wanted and the butter I added just kinda sat there, not melting but that wasn't a big deal.

On a second visit with The Kid I got the scallops risotto and my son got the Mac-N-Cheese. The risotto came with about 10 small to medium scallops all with a nice sear and the risotto was a little tight but had great flavor with mushrooms and spinach throughout. The Kid's Mac-N-Cheese looked great but was under salted and came with a bread crumb topping which neither of us really care for. But with a shake of salt and a bit of digging under the topping we found this dish to be above average, very creamy.

On the second visit The Kid got a slice of cheesecake which was declared "Ok". It's more of a cake-y style while I think he prefers the creamier version.

We sat at the bar (when don't we?) and the service was cheerful and prompt.

We will definitely return and explore the menu a bit more and to sample some more beers which they take obvious pride in using appropriate glassware and serving techniques.